I have a babysitter for Saturday night. She is coming at 8:30 and drives herself. I love it! I asked her if she had a rate that she charged and she said no. She came recommended by my neighbor and I asked her how much she pays her. She said that for her 2 kids, she pays $5 per hour. If her third kid is there, she adds an extra 2 or 3 bucks per hour. I only have one kid and she will be close to bedtime or in bed at that time. I don't believe in shortchanging her because I hardly ever get babysitters and I want her to be available the next time I need one. I would rather pay extra now than be cheap and have her never want to come back.